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107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
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The Banff Centre
Ranked #10 of 19 Specialty lodging in Banff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Banff National Park, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I selected the Banff Inn because it was an easy option for the conference I am at. What a mistake. They told me breakfast would be included throughout my stay but failed to mention that certain days weren't included. We were placed right beside the main entrance and because the walls are so thin that all you can hear and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My staff at the Banff Center was for a staff retreat. I took my two oldest kids with me and we enjoyed our stay. The staff greeted our tour bus as though we were Royals and being in the Mountains made it worth the 6 hour trip. My kids enjoyed the swimming pool & food was awesome, especially breakfast! When... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our in-laws stayed here years ago and recommended it. They were absolutely right. You are within a ten minute walk of downtown Banff in some of the beautiful country on the planet. The price ($165 CDN per night) was a lot better than any of the nearby hotels, and for two former university students, living in student residences again (with... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The only issues I had were 1) being quoted a room price then being charged substantially more; and 2) having rude and poor service from a guy named Juan at the front desk. Juan is unfortunately giving the Centre a bad reputation. Aside from this, the location is ideal - elk walked right up to my room window and walk... More

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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Recently stayed at the centre. This is a busy location with excellent service and a remarkable view. I stayed here 10 years ago and the management and staff have done a great job keeping the place looking good. Staff are helpful and friendly. Short ( 15 min) walk to downtown and lots of great restaurants. This is a busy conference... More

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White Rock, BC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I stayed here while attending a national conference recently. The location was simply superb. It had been over 20 years since my last visit. The amenities were very good, the room large and well appointed. The views were magnificent with deer, elk on the grounds. This was an oasis, a welcome reprieve from the hectic schedule of the conference. The... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed here for a conference and enjoyed the surroundings, convenience and service. On the plus side, we found the staff extremely helpful. In fact, we had one staff go out of his way to show us around and assist us with check in. The food was great and the conference buildings were excellent. The location cannot be beat. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The room type (superior king) we booked was not available ... Or the website was wrong .... Or the wording was wrong.... Or it wasn't available on that conference .... Or there weren't any of that type .... Or you were booked into two rooms.... Or you were under two separate names ... Pick an explanation ! This was our... More

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288 reviews 288 reviews
61 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What an amazing place. This is a flagship artists retreat in North America. (Ah, US., why can't you respect and support the arts as much as our Canadian neighbors?). Theater, dance, visual artists, jazz musicians: all living, studying, eating and performing together in these great facilities. You stay in upscale dorms (no frills but just fine) and eat in your... More

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Banff Center is a beautiful setting and it is obviously popular for conferences. However, despite the other reviews I found the hotel and service a disappointment. Reception while definitely polite simply was not informative. I asked some questions the first day and they gave me an answer, but it was not clear -- I did not understand why I was... More

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Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. In particular I appreciate the detail you have included which I have shared with our management team. Best wishes, Jim Olver More

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Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff

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The Banff Centre, a globally respected institute for advanced training in the arts and leadership, located in the vibrant mountain destination of Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies, offers professional conference facilities and services for groups of up to 1,000 delegates. The Centre is a renowned site for Canadian and international business, government, research, scientific, and educational meetings. The Banff Centre’s inspirational setting and creative, educational environment provide the essential framework for productive learning and engagement. ... more   less 
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